The European Union will “respond in kind” if the U.S. imposes tariffs on France over a new French digital tax law, European Council President Donald Tusk said Saturday.
Tusk’s comment at a press conference during the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in France followed a renewed threat by President Trump to put a tariff on imported French wines.
“I will protect French wine with genuine determination for many reasons,” Tusk said, according to Fox Business.
“The EU stands by France. If the U.S. imposes tariffs on France, the EU will respond in kind,” he added.
Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for the G-7 summit Friday night that he is not a “big fan” of tech companies but added that “those are great American companies, and frankly I don’t want France going out and taxing our companies.”
“And if they do that … we’ll be taxing their wine like they’ve never seen before,” he said.
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